Red Sox Minor League Gameday May 25, 2016

A strong farm system is at the heart of every successful MLB franchise. The Boston Red Sox have graduated a talented crop of players from their system including a shortstop, right fielder, and a left-handed starter. In Brandon Magee‘s Minor League Gameday, he will update us on how the teams in the Red Sox farm system performed every day.

Today’s Games

MLBBoston Red Sox (Steven Wright) vs. Colorado Rockies (Chad Bettis) [7:10PM]

ILPawtucket Red Sox (Roenis Elias) vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs [PHI] (David Buchanan) [7:05PM]

ELPortland Sea Dogs (Justin Haley) @ Harrisburg Senators [WAS] (Lucas Giolito) [7:05PM] 

CL: Salem Red Sox (Jalen Beeks) @ Potomac Nationals [WSH] (Luis Reyes) [7:05PM]

SAL: Greenville Drive (Anderson Espinoza) vs. Asheville Tourists [COL]  (Peter Lambert) [11:05AM]

Today’s Minor League Scores

[All Times EDT]

5/24 Scoreboard

Pawtucket Red Sox (22-23)

A dramatic 8th inning home run by Chris Marrero give the PawSox a 2-1 victory

Eduardo Rodriguez threw 102 pitches over seven innings, allowing a single run – via a solo home run by Cam Perkins – on four hits; striking out seven. Anthony Varvaro pitched a scoreless eighth inning, giving up a hit and a walk; striking out a pair. Pat Light picked up his third save, giving up a hit and a walk; striking out one in a scoreless ninth.

Chris Marrero and Rusney Castillo each went one-for-four, Marrero with an eighth inning, two-run home run. Sam Travis had a single and a walk in four plate appearances. Justin Maxwell, Chris Dominguez, and Sandy Leon each had a single in three at-bats. Deven Marrero and Jose Vinicio each went hitless in three tries. Bryce Brentz went hitless in four at-bats.


Portland Sea Dogs (16-28)

Sea Dogs hold off the Senators, winning 5-4

Keith Couch pitched six innings and two batters, allowing four runs on six hits – including a home run to Shawn Pleffner on the last pitch he threw – and three walks; striking out five. Chandler Shepherd pitched two scoreless innings, giving up a single and striking out four. Mitch Atkins picked up his second save of the season, walking a batter and striking out one in the ninth.

Henry Ramos had a pair of singles and was hit by a pitch in five plate appearances. Sean Coyle had a single, a home run, a stolen base, and a walk in five trips to the plate. Andrew Benintendi went 1/3 with a walk, a sacrifice fly and a caught stealing. Tzu-Wei Lin went one-for-four. Aneury Tavarez and Rainel Rosario each had a sacrifice fly and three hitless at-bats. Nate Freiman went 0-for-2 with a trio of walks. Ryan Court had two walks and three hitless at-bats. Ali Solis went 0-for-4.


Salem Red Sox (31-14)

Salem scores a pair in the sixth, defeat the Nationals 3-1

Travis Lakins allowed a run on four hits – three doubles – over six innings of work; striking out six. Ben Taylor pitched the final three innings in scoreless fashion, giving up a single and striking out five.

Nick Longhi had a single and a pair of walks in four trips to the plate. Mauricio Dubon had a triple and a walk in four plate appearances. Rafael Devers went 1/3 with a sacrifice fly. Danny Mars and Bryan Hudson each went one-for-four; Mars with a double, Hudson with a stolen base. Yoan Moncada had a single and a walk in five appearances. Ben Moore went 0/3 with a HBP and a stolen base. Jordan Betts and Mike Meyers each went hitless in four at-bats.


Greenville Drive (21-23)

Despite four home runs, the Drive get crushed 17-7

Logan Boyd allowed seven runs (5 earned) on seven hits (five doubles) while striking out four. Jeffry Fernandez allowed six runs – three earned – on eight hits (one HR) over 3 1/3 innings, striking out one. Kuehl McEachern pitched the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, a walk and hit a batter; striking out three.

Joseph Monge had a pair of singles, a double, and a home run in five trips to the plate. Luis Alejandro Basabe, Mitch Gunsolus, Jayce Ray, and Roldani Baldwin each went two-for-five; Basabe with a pair of home runs, Baldwin with a double and a home run. Chad De La Guerra had a single and a walk in four plate appearances. Trenton Kemp had a single in four at-bats. Tate Matheny went one-for-five. J.T. Watkins went hitless in four at-bats.


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Brandon Magee is our minor league expert; he has written about minor league travel, ranking prospects, a first round draft pick, and the MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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